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The Gornall Surname Project


The Gornall DNA Project welcomes all participants. We encourage you to join today! The traditional genealogy which was begun briefly in the 1970's, showed the incidence of the family name in the areas of Cumbria and Lancashire to be higher than in any other English counties. By the 1990's when the One Name Study began, it soon became evident that many of the individal family trees of Gornalls linked up in earlier years to form one large family. All of them have roots going back to the aforementioned two counties. This led the researcher to believe that all Gornalls may be related. In 2009, our Gornall Surname DNA Project was fortunate in getting DNA samples from three individual Gornall males, none of whom knew each other, and each one of whom was born in a different country from the others. Their DNA is an identical match. It is hoped that more matches will come, and these incidences may assist in proving that indeed as was surmised by Dr. Richard G Gornall in 1975, that all those by the name of GORNALL or GORNELL, or a variant of the spelling are descended from one single Norseman who arrived in England in the 9th or 10th Century. If you participate in our DNA study, it will be an opportunity to uncover information not provided in the paper records, which will help with your family history research too. We will also discover which family trees are related. As the project progresses, the results for the various family trees will provide information about the evolution of the surname. The surnames in this DNA Project are also researched as part of the GORNALL ONE NAME STUDY. The significant research and information about the surnames and the associated family trees can be found at: The Y DNA test tells you about your direct male line, which would be your father, his father, and back in time. You must be male to take this test, and you should have one of the surnames shown. If you believe there is a Gornall or variant in your direct male line, although you have a different surname, you are also welcome to participate. If you are female, please find a male in your family tree to participate. We encourage males who order a Y DNA test to order 37 markers, if possible. If you order less markers, you can upgrade later, though this costs a little more. Both males and females may also be interested in learning about their direct fe



Other surnames in Project

Gornall, Gornell

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